Patriots RB Brandon Bolden Opting Out Of 2020 Season

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dangolka (CBS) — The information of Patriots opting out of the 2020 season is coming quick and livid, and now operating again Brandon Bolden may be added to that record.

The veteran operating again/particular teamer received’t be taking part in in 2020, based on ESPN’s Mike Reiss and WEEI’s Nick “Fitzy” Stevens.

As Reiss famous, Bolden is the fifth Patriots participant to decide out of the season because of COVID-19 issues, becoming a member of Dont’a Hightower, Marcus Cannon, Danny Vitale and Najee Toran. Information of all of these selections broke both Monday night time or Tuesday morning. Gamers who voluntarily decide out will forego their wage and obtain a $150,000 stipend, whereas gamers who decide out for medical causes will obtain a $350,000 stipend.

Bolden, 30, would have been coming into his second season again with the Patriots, after he spent the primary six years of his profession with the Patriots. He spent the 2018 season with Miami.

Hardly ever used within the offense (he has 230 dashing yards since 2016), Bolden is a stalwart on particular groups, the place he was on the sector for 71 p.c of New England’s snaps final 12 months.

The rash of opt-outs actually doesn’t make Invoice Belichick’s job any simpler in 2020, as he tries to navigate the Patriots via what is well probably the most difficult offseason in NFL historical past. However the early selections give Belichick time to attempt to fill some roster holes, and offers him some added wage cap house to take action.

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